Comparison - Buick Encore Premium 2017 - vs - Infiniti QX60 Base 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

Also called:

Infiniti JX35

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Infiniti QX60 2017-Road Test, Review
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2017 Infiniti QX60 AWD Review
Quick Review | 2017 Infiniti QX60 | Plain and Plush
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Quick Review | 2017 Infiniti QX60 | Plain and Plush
2016 Infiniti QX60 First Drive Review
Infiniti QX60 2017, Review - Walkaround, Features & Specifications
Model: 
Average Price: 
29,044
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
44,900
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Cherry Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#5E283F
Coastal Blue Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#006DAD
Graphite Gray Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#454948
Ebony Twilight Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#090909
Quicksilver Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#DADEDD
River Rock Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#906240
Summit White/Black Carbon Metallic
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#DDE0DB
Winterberry Red Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#7B2029
Color: 
Black Obsidian
#121212
Graphite Shadow
#707070
Hermosa Blue
#1D2C42
Liquid Platinum
#8E8E8F
Majestic White
#D6D6D6
Midnight Garnet
#5F4351
Platinum Graphite
#707070
Jade Green
#6F7561
Hagane Blue
#5D717A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Buick Encore reaches for the compact-luxury stars, but it falls shy on styling and front-seat space.When it was new in 2013, the Buick Encore was virtually alone on the automotive landscape as one of few small crossover SUVs. Today, that's a crowded niche, with pricey and prestigious rivals like the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Audi Q3 as numerous as the more affordable ones (Trax, Renegade, 500X, CX-3, and HR-V).
A 2017 update aims to keep it competitive. Most noticeable is the new front end, but the updated interior, complete with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Apple Car Play and Android Auto, make it easier to live with on a daily basis.

Pros
Quiet, calm interior
Well-equipped
Back seat fits adults
Two-tone trim is tony
Cargo space is ample

Cons
Base engine's sluggish acceleration
Mediocre gas mileage
Cabin feels narrow
Are hatchbacks luxury shapes?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

A quiet cabin, user-friendly technology and city-friendly compact size make the 2017 Buick Encore worth a look if more conventional crossover SUVs simply seem too large. Modest performance and tight quarters limit the Encore's appeal, however.

Pros
Quiet interior on the highway
Excellent crash-test scores
Small engines deliver solid fuel economy
Long list of tech and safety features.

Cons
Tepid performance from base engine
Small cargo area can't swallow much luggage.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Buick Encore ranks 3 out of 12 Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Buick Encore is ranked highly among subcompact SUVs because it does what you want – and does it well. Its small footprint gives you excellent maneuverability, yet its spacious interior provides enough room for you, your friends, and their stuff, all wrapped in a classy, upscale package.

Pros
User-friendly technology
Generous list of standard features
Luxurious interior

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Narrow rear seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Infiniti QX60 has a rich look and excellent interior space, but it doesn't deliver the driving polish that it should.
Infiniti was fairly early to the three-row luxury crossover game with its JX, which has been continuously updated—and renamed—to become the 2017 QX60. Sharing its underpinnings with the Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60, like its less-luxurious counterpart, offers front- or all-wheel drive and a hybrid variant.

Pros
Elegant styling
Excellent third-row access
Comfortable for a family
Rear Collision Intervention safety system

Cons
Less polished on road than it should be
Infotainment lags rivals
Costly, ineffective hybrid

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Infiniti QX60 ranks 20 out of 22 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Infiniti QX60 is the blue light special for luxury midsize 3-row SUVs, delivering a pretty good package for less money than most. It has great safety scores, an inviting list of included and optional amenities, and one of the most agreeable third-row seats you can find. But uninspiring performance and a few other hiccups cut into the QX60’s overall appeal.

Pros
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Adult-friendly third-row seats
Outstanding fuel economy

Cons
Steering feels vague

By: 
usnews.com

For 2017, the QX60 receives a revised engine with more power with no reduction in fuel efficiency. A larger multimedia screen, a hands-free liftgate and automatic high beams are now available.

Pros
Quiet, comfortable cabin makes for a soothing ride
Easy access to third-row seats
Smooth transmission operation adds to luxurious feel
Plush ride quality that makes long trips enjoyable

Cons
Not as sporty as some other large luxury SUVs
Desirable features are all extra and bundled into packages
Off-road capability not part of its formula
Tight third-row legroom for adults

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
3.50L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
270ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
295hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.40in
200.10in
Width: 
69.90in
77.20in
Height: 
65.30in
68.60in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
6.50in
Front Track: 
60.60in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
65.70in
Wheel Base: 
100.60in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
41.70in
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
56.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.20in
60.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
55.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.60in
60.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
76.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1016lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
15.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
14.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
20.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3358.00lbs
4519.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Sun sensor
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Three zone climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose premium brand speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
7 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
18 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Experience Buick Package Savings
Experience Buick Package
Cargo Package
Premium Package
Technology Package
Cargo Package
Premium Plus Package
Theater Package
Driver Assistance Package
Deluxe Touring Package
Running Boards
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Custom Molded Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Sunroof
Front and Rear Splash Guards
Accessory Carrier Mount
18" x 7.0" Chromed Aluminum Wheels
Pearl Paint
Splash Guards
20" Wheel & Tire Package
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Intellilink Audio System w/Color Touch Navigation
Infiniti WiFi

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette/cloth
#1E1E1E
Color: 
Graphite, leather
#121212
High Contrast Wheat, leather
#C0B397
Java, leather
#3E3A39